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David Moyes

Man Utd consider bid for Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala

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Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is rumoured to be a transfer target for Manchester United. Manager David Moyes is still hoping to strengthen his squad before Monday's transfer deadline. But after experiencing a frustrating summer chasing big-name targets, the Scot is ready to but the marquee signings on the backburner to bring Mangala to Old Trafford.

Arsenal back in for Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney as Suarez apologises to Liverpool

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Arsenal are interested in a new move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney after their efforts to sign Luis Suarez collapsed. The Gunners' attempts to bring Liverpool star Suarez to the Emirates appear to be over after the player apologised to his current club and resumed training. Arsene Wenger was widely linked with a bid [.

Real Madrid

Backpage roundup: Sahin and Cazorla deals close, Giroud confident about winning silverware, Busquets likes Song and more

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Olivier Giroud (Wikipedia)

Sahin on the Verge of Joining Arsenal

Arsenal are reportedly close to acquiring Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin's services on a season-long loan deal. (Goal.com)

Recent media reports suggested that Real offered Sahin to Tottenham as part of their bid to bring Luka Modric to Santiago Bernabeu, but that hasn't deterred Arsene Wenger from making a move for the Turkish playmaker.

Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City All Want Van Persie

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Real Madrid wants Robin Van Persie. Look at my face: I am not happy right now.

Rather than just writing one opinion piece, I typically try to gather as much information from around the World Wide Web and condense it with my own commentary added. This week we've got Real Madrid pursuing Van Persie, Mourinho gunning for Arsene's job, Kieran Gibbs returns from a long layoff to strengthen the defense, and a hobbled Jack Wilshere all torn up about England's national team losing its coach just months before the Euro 2012.

World Football Challenge, Be Gone!

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Raise your hand if you are tired of these midseason MLS friendlies.

(raises hand)

On Wednesday, there were five of these friendlies and another match that was associated with the so-called World Football Challenge.

Every July, MLS puts the regular-season on the backburner and paves the way for these midsummer friendlies.

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

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Hello everybody. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch (Well, unless you count the Mexican League playoff games being played today).

American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for this year.

Transfer Rumors (22 July 09): Liverpool eye Roma’s Aquilani, Huntelaar holds out for Premier League move, Tottenham bid for Real Madrid’s Negredo, and more

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So, John Terry is apparently going to stay at Chelsea. That shouldn't exactly come as a surprise to anyone, though a few Chelsea fans might have worried themselves into a frenzy over the last several days about the possibility of losing their beloved captain to Manchester City.

Now that that situation looks to be resolved (possibly, maybe, I think.

Hammers in for Kaka, I won’t hold my breath

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After what seems like a millennium, West Ham finally got shot of Icelandick Chairman Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson who will go back home with his tail between his legs with 70million (he was hoping for double that last year). 70 million doesn't sound much for a club, especially when you consider that is the figure being bandied about by Real Madrid for The Portuguese Winker.

Transfer Rumors (12 May 09): Valencia to replace Real-bound Ronaldo at Manchester United, Bolton’s Cahill to cost Arsenal £20m, Liverpool to bid for Middlesb

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You know too many days can't pass without Cristiano Ronaldo being mentioned with Real Madrid, even if he's already said he's going to stay at Manchester United.

The in-form winger is in the transfer gossip pages today, but there are several more big names and big clubs to discuss in today's transfer news and rumors roundup.

English Premier League

Arsenal FC: Anxious In Antlers

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There's been a dearth of Adorkable activity on this site since Arsene Wenger put Project Kidling on the backburner in favour of pursuing trophies. Now that that's over, Theo Walcott, Wojciech Szczęsny and Bacary Sagna have been given special dispensation to don antlers and shiny red noses for this clip.

Bits and Bobs and Jens Back In Goal

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I hope that clip of Cesc in the new Spanish film Torrente 4 has you prepared for the randomness that will be today's blog post.

What better place to start than on Arsenal goalkeepers? Jens Lehmann made his triumphant Arsenal return with the Reserves team who played Wigan today.

American Dream Is A Liverpudlian Nightmare

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Optimism is a pre-requisite for football supporters. It takes different forms; winning a trophy for one club is the equivalent of avoiding relegation at another. The supporter, before and during a season, will invariably swing between belief and the less palatable outcome. As the Premier League avalanche sweeps all before it, the downward trajectory is being ignored.

Major League Soccer

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

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Hello everybody. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch.

American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for, from a growing and strengthening Major League Soccer to a continuously growing number of soccer television viewing options.

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

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Hello all. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch (Well, unless you count the handful of Coppa Italia matches being played today).

American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving from SBI

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Hello all. It is Thanksgiving Day, one of those rare days during the year when soccer goes on the backburner and there are no major games to watch (Well, unless you count the handful of Coppa Italia matches being played today).

American soccer fans have plenty to be thankful for this year.

Armas To Retire, Fire To Get Reyna?

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I kinda decided yesterday to just let the Seattle news take over this place and put this story on the backburner and let it simmer some in my brain. But another future Hall-of-Famer has decided to step down this season and follow in the footsteps of Cobi Jones and Eddie Pope. Chicago's Chris Armas announced [...]

Craven Cottage

A Handy Guide to Beating Fulham

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Aaand back in the room. A trip to Craven Cottage is the order of the weekend. The loaf and curds of League action before we lift anchor and set sail for the continent. As the prospect of Inter and more Euro hullaballoo bubbles excitedly on the backburner, Mark Hughes and Fulham are off the front hob and onto our plate.

EPL Week 9: A Look Back

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By TRAVIS CLARK

It was all or nothing for Rafa Benitez and Liverpool on Saturday. While a loss wouldn't quite knock them out of the title race, it would be the club's fifth loss in a row and put title talk on the backburner, at least for the time being.

The Rest

Why Isn't Collin Cowherd Talking Seattle Sounders?

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What's the deal with Collin Cowherd? He's one of the most influential sports talkers in the biz, he's from Seattle, he talks about Seattle sports all the time, but he never mentions what is happening with the Sounders.

They had more than 55,000 people attend over the weekend to see Seattle stamp out the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0.

After a return to prominence, Copa America 2011 could be one of the best

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By NESTOR F. SEBASTIAN

The tournament that essentially inspired the World Cup had been watered down.

Little by little, Copa America had lost some of its prestige. CONMEBOL decided to implement a two-year cycle in the South American tournament in the mid-1980s to give each nation a chance to host the competition.

THE DERBY INTERVIEWS: Andy Mitten On Maine Road ‘93, Empty Seats and Team Spirit

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Leading up to the FA Cup semi-final against City, RoM will be running a series of interviews with United fans. Our first is with Andy Mitten, Editor of United We Stand, who will be talking us through his favourite derby day memories, City's fanbase and our greatest rivalries.

Scott the Red: Where do you think our rivalry with City ranks alongside that with Liverpool and Leeds?

Alecko Eskandarian Interview

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"I wasn't sure if I would ever be able to play again so I promised myself that when I came back I would celebrate every single goal like it was my last."



Alecko Eskandarian brought many emotions to United fans during his time in DC. His career gave both joy, with his 2004 MLS Cup MVP performance, and sadness, as he struggled with lingering effects of his tragic concussion.

Special 1 TV Announces A Triumphant Return (Again)

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Only one thing on this sphere could push Special 1 TV to the backburner: the World Cup. Unfortunately, that's when the BBC decided to relaunch the series, and it fell a bit second place.

But that's no matter, because Special 1 TV has announced its return to the airwaves with spankin' new footballs, and further confirmation that a higher being does exist in the sky and He likes puppets.

Life in the Championship vs life in the Premier League.

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Earlier on I found my mind wandering, as it often does, but this time the smutty thoughts were firmly on the backburner as I found myself thinking about the fortunes of my team, both past and present. Newcastle United are back in the big time. But for for me, departing the Championship has left me with [.

Danny Wilson’s Dream Move To Anfield In Doubt As Liverpool FC Search For A New Manager

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Danny Wilson's dream move to Anfield is hanging in the balance as Liverpool conduct their search for a new manager.

The departure of boss Rafa Benitez has brought to a halt talks over a deal for the Rangers defender.

The Reds recently had a £2million bid rejected by the SPL champions for the 18-year-old but remained confident an agreement would be reached.

United's Kids Need A Schooling

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Good evening from ringside.

Well, bar-side, I suppose, really. There's no escaping the facts. But hey, open a window or two, fizz a bit of brass polish about the place and you'd be forgiven for thinking your very own Theatre of Dreams had stumbled onto your very doorstep.

Is 'El Capitan' Retiring?

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TORONTO - Age appears nothing but a number for the beloved Captain of Pistolas FC Charles Eppich, as he continues to score goals in limited games, and remains the All-Time Goalscorer.
In fact he scored 2 goals in the finals to bring his 2009 tally to 6 and his all-time tally to 12.
But his absence from the roster during the Toronto Cup - an absence not brought on by availability - left many teammates and fans wondering about the status of our fearless leader.

the game don’t care

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PART 2 A talented tennis player, Jennifer Dempsey ranked in the top two at Nacogdoches High School. Her athletic pursuits begged for more attention, and being a family of limited means, younger brother Clint, 13 at the time, was forced to put his soccer development on the backburner after three years of family sacrifice supported his [.

New England wins SuperLiga as bonus squabble looms

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The 2008 SuperLiga Tournament came to a close in dramatic fashion on Tuesday night as New England defeated the Houston Dynamo on penalty kicks. Matt Reis played the hero, stopping a pair of shots, including the final shot by Houston's Corey Ashe to give the Revs a second trophy to go with last year's U.